From My Brainpan…

So this is where I blahhhhg.
Witty, serious, sentimental, dark, bright, heated, or plain old “wtf!?” you’ll find it here.
My dear friend June told me, “The world is a better place when you are writing Karen.”
So that is what I’d like to do…make my corner better.

Such Jubilee

Joyous. Joyful. Jubilant. A celebration.Before we learned he was, in fact, boy...

the stories we tell

I recently saw a sticker, which reads, "live a great story." Black letters on white background. Simple. Live A Great Story. A few days ago I received a message from one of my nearest and dearest, (a friend I found in high school, a sister, really. We've...

wish it could be more…

My father was never around much.My parents divorced when I was still a baby, so I never knew any different. It was just me, my mom, and my big sister.He died when I was 18. Three days before I graduated high school.Over the years I...

love note to days gone by

I'm a bit sad.I didn't think much of it at first. It was just another headline which caught my eye for a fleeting moment. Ringling Brothers final show.But these last few days it's been sinking in.The circus. The place where, as a young girl, I first...

Mindful. Present. Aware.

several years ago my sweetheart and I went through the first really big challenge to our relationship. The thing that threatened to end our story. Permanently.it was a Monday.Open Heart Surgery.and he almost died.it's a story I'm not ready to write about yet. but I...

41 weeks

I never imagined I'd be pregnant at 42. mother to a newborn at 43.when I first missed my period, I thought little of it, I'd been a few days late before, I'd even skipped whole cycles once or twice. As a month rolled around, I...